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Beyond Oculus VR, 5 Tech Cos Working On 3D Virtual Reality

By SiliconIndia  |   Thursday, 27 March 2014, 06:51 Hrs
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BANGALORE: “Virtual-reality could emerge as the next social and communications platform,” said Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Facebook. He also finds that the technology will go beyond its current boundaries of gaming to make great impact in the areas like architecture, automobiles, marketing and education. Finding huge future in 3D virtual-reality, Facebook is to acquire Oculus VR, the makers of virtual reality headset Oculus Rift for a whopping $2 billion. On the occasion where the virtual reality is making headlines around the world, read on to know 5 tech companies that are working on 3D virtual reality as compiled by Mashable.



#1 Sony’s ‘Project Morpheus’



Sony recently  unveiled its immersive virtual reality device for its Playstation 3. Codenamed  ‘Project Morpheus’ , the device creates presence by sound, sight, tracking and much more.



Sony has worked for more than 3 years on the virtual experience device. The device features a head mounted 1080p display, with a 90 degree viewing angle. Accelerometer and gyroscope sensors are built into it and has a Playstation camera which tracks head orientation and its movements, which means the virtual display turns along with the head in the real time. It also has 3D sound technology which has stereoscopic sounds to give real time effects when the head moves. It also works with the DUAL SHOCK 4 wireless controllers and the Playstation Move.



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